Imagine that you know President Obama (or your choice person with power). You know this powerful person so well that whenever things go wrong in your life, community, nation, or even in the global sphere, you can simply call them, and say “hey, powerful person. I need you to fix this issue because it’s really causing issues in my life.”..and they fix it. You know this powerful person so well that they can create opportunities for you or your loved ones to go to school, get jobs, etc. because they care about you that much. You can randomly fly to D.C. (for the free!) and go sit with them for a while to talk about life and all that entails. You essentially have the hook up for a lifetime. That’d be cool huh? Well, what if I told you that you already had that hookup, you just didn’t recognize it? Would you believe me? You, yes you, have that access to God at any point of the day, every day of the week through prayer. I’m here to tell you that regardless of what you’ve done, and what you’ve told yourself, there’s power in your prayer, and hopefully, I can help you realize it in a better way today.
It's amazing to me that something as simple as prayer is so powerful and life changing. It's literally a conversation with God. It's you taking your burdens to somebody who can not only bear them, but can fix them on your behalf. It's incredibly important that we pray. Jesus prayed. Therefore, if we're going to be like Him, we have to pray as well. It's our communication with The Father, and how we can access His power. If we're going to talk about prayer though, I think it's important to note that God hears you, but He's not a genie. W often get upset because God may not give us what we pray for, or He doesn't give it to us when we want it. So after a while, we either get lazy prayer, get discouraged, or stop praying at all. However, if we do this, we essentially cut ourselves off from the solution to our problems. It would kind of be like being stuck in an ocean, getting mad at the paddle because we aren't using it correctly, and tossing the paddle out of the boat. Everybody wants God to (affirmatively) answer their prayers, but answered prayers don't happen accidentally. However, I think that the secret to answered prayers can be found in what your pray for, why you pray for it, and how you respond to what you get (good, bad, or flat out ugly).
Background Music: I Know What Prayer Can Do - Kevin Davidson
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